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Forum: Philosophy and Metaphysics

Philosophy involves the systematic examination through reason of basic concepts such as truth, existence, reality, causality, ethics, and freedom. Most religions have philosophical underpinnings and some knowledge of philosophy is useful for understanding religion.

  1. Free Will

    Hi All, Opinions, please. Do you believe in free will? Would you describe your beliefs as maybe more hard deterministic, or soft deterministic?...

    Started by Nymree‎, 24 Jun 2016 01:40 PM
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  2. Gap between some modern moral sensivities and ancient Pagan religions

    (Here "ancient Pagan religions" means "the Pagan religions that Reconstructionists try to reconstruct".) Much is heard about how ancient Pagan...

    Started by Kaio‎, 31 May 2015 05:25 PM
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  3. What if you were in a "Groundhog Day" loop?

    As in the movie of that name: living the same day over and over, keeping all your memories of the previous versions? What would it be like? Would...

    Started by Sefiru‎, 2 Feb 2017 06:27 PM
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  4. Why Do You Do What You Do?

    As the title says, why do you practice the religion/path you practice? What is the purpose of your tradition? What good does it do for you and for...

    Started by HarpingHawke‎, 20 Jan 2017 10:09 AM
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  5. Entropy vs. infinity, and decline vs. ascent

    "Omnia mutantur, nihil interit." (Everything changes; nothing perishes.) -- Ovid "Everything dies, baby, that's a fact. But maybe everything that...

    Started by Eastling‎, 21 May 2016 06:26 PM
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  6. What is even an "individualistic society"?

    This is going to be a bit rambly, but here goes. A while back, I read a post here (can't find it now) that mentioned "an individualistic society" as...

    Started by Sefiru‎, 17 Nov 2016 06:07 PM
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  7. What is Yahweh?

    I've been mulling around in my head an idea.. What if Yahweh is just a principle? A principle is: 1. an accepted or professed rule of action or...

    Started by Koudelka‎, 25 Sep 2016 06:28 PM
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  8. At war with nature?

    I have casually observed in my lifetime this strange insistence that humanity has to be at war with nature. Never mind the glaring yet obvious fact...

    Started by Ryu‎, 12 Sep 2016 03:03 PM
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  9. Does Love Exist?

    I figured this is an interesting discussion in general, but additionally what do you personally think, and what does your path/specific religion...

    Started by Nymree‎, 30 Jan 2016 04:36 PM
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  10. Where to draw the line on compassion? AKA what are you okay with killing?

    As a follower of Quan Yin, I try (keyword there) to live my life with as much compassion toward all other living things as much as possible. I try to...

    Started by missgraceless‎, 8 Jul 2016 10:31 AM
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  11. Ancient Pagan Philosophy and its connection to modern Paganism

    eg. Seneca, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurians, Stoics etc. My question is do the Ancient Pagan Philosophers provide the philosophical foundations of...

    Started by Zephyrine‎, 3 Jun 2016 04:48 PM
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  12. Virtue ethics and daily practice

    If the topic of this thread better belongs somewhere else, I am sorry and ask the moderators to place it somewhere else. I have been thinking of...

    Started by RecycledBenedict‎, 11 Jun 2016 01:14 PM
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  13. Kundalini - Is it metaphysical?

    Kundalini: Metaphysics, or no? 1. It works with energy 2. Energy comes from the chakras 3. To gain awareness of it one focuses on energy like any...

    Started by Sup3rUnk0wn‎, 27 May 2016 08:31 PM
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  14. Our Miserable Future

    The following are discussion points. Nothing that is said is meant as a bald statement of fact that must be accepted by anyone who reads it....

    Started by DIASPORA-1963‎, 9 Apr 2016 04:01 PM
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  15. Pantheism, Panentheism, Greeks, and Math

    I took this from Mark's intro to create a new thread. (I hope I did this right!) The difference between pantheism and panentheism is basically...

    Started by Gnowan‎, 1 Mar 2016 02:38 AM
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  16. Alternate Universe Questions

    The more I study indo-european religions, the more I wonder just how Europe would have been without Christianity. For instance, do you think the...

    Started by Pteranotropi‎, 25 Jan 2016 09:57 AM
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  17. Spirituality and Mathematics

    The Arts are commonly associated with spirituality (f'ex just take a gander at the Pop Culture paganism thread), but I'm curious how often people...

    Started by Juniperberry‎, 16 Dec 2015 09:46 AM
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  18. Male/female or masculine/feminine polarity, your views?

    I am interested to hear your thoughts on the male/female or masculine/feminine polarity that is often taken as an assumed principle in some...

    Started by beachglass‎, 28 Jul 2015 11:10 AM
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  19. Pagans and the naturalistic fallacy

    I've noticed since a lot of pagans are white collar city folk that there seems to be this idea of the Pagan weekend warrior "getting back to nature"...

    Started by Zephyrine‎, 5 Dec 2015 05:09 PM
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  20. Special Runes

    Here's an idea I've been poking and prodding of late... What if it were possible to create a set of Runes out of the same material that was before...

    Started by Skumring‎, 5 Dec 2015 10:04 PM
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